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“Updated review: still two thumbs up”
Review of Honshu

Ranked #22 of 744 Restaurants in Jersey City
Price range: US$ 5 - US$ 25
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Delivery, Takeout
Description: Celebrating being favorite Japanese restaurant in Jersey City for 11 years. Now, Honshu moved down a block away to bigger location features full bar with world awarded sake, beers & wines collection. Honshu focus on unique & modern dishes with fresh ingredients. Introducing Omakase - chef choice is best option to experience memorable dining. The spaces feature large outdoor space, full cocktail bar, outdoor beers bar, and private space. Take out, delivery, party platter and catering are the options.
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Visit again for Omakase this time. Sit on the bar. Live jiggling shrimp today! I watched them while still alive than chef cut and serve it. Sweet and tasty. Sadly, they don't have it everyday. After, live scallop is another wow of the day.
Smokey barracuda is good and interesting. Blue fin toro is excellent, buttery and $$$$, but it is amazing.
Service - no need to be mentioned. Very friendly and cool. I spent slightly expensive to experience this tasting menu. If they are in Manhattan, I am sure that it will be double. It is the reason why I travel to Jersey City for this.
Cocktails are innovative & cool. But do not miss their sake selection.

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Thank Giovanni G
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

We took a client here on their recommendation and were very impressed. The restaurant is very unassuming when you walk in but that changed as soon as our waiter came to the table. He was very knowledgeable and recommended a lot of great dishes. We ended up ordering all of the sashimi appetizers and werent disappointed. Even the few in our crowd that did not like raw fish, enjoyed the sashimi. Overall, it was a great night and everyone was impressed with their food.

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1  Thank bbucker13
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I visited a few days ago with a bunch of work colleagues, we all ordered different starters and mains and everybody thoroughly enjoyed their food.. reasonably priced and well worth a visit.

1  Thank Scottish_Wanderer66
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We had the live scallop served on ice - simple, fresh, and delicious.

Afterwards was the bluefin tuna belly. We weren't expecting to find that on the menu! Served with a dash of dashi, a thinly sliced scallion, and a fresh grating of wasabi. Best sashimi fish, and the best cut of that fish to boot. Very generous serving size! Over twelve slices.

We finished up with a monkfish pâté. Very delicate, gentle flavor. Served over slices of cucumber in a light ponzu sauce with caviar and scallions as a garnish.

Everything was perfect. We had items we were unlikely to find outside of Japan, freshly and passionately prepared, and spent less than $100. We couldn't ask for anything more.

Well, yes we could. Our waiter, Babba, was incredibly knowledgeable. His expertise was unparalleled. He seemed to really enjoy his job, and we were happy to try his recommendations. If you have him as your waiter, you're in for a treat for sure!

2  Thank meatcleaver99
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Ordered a selection of sashimi. The seafood is fresh but the cut is mediocre. Only salmon tastes well. I guess for the price you should find somewhere else

Thank Yuanxi Z
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mgcby2001, General Manager at Honshu, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017


Sorry to hear your bad experience. I wish you have mentioned it to one of our floor managers. They should have fixed any bad experiences.

Thank you.

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